Ex-Tulsa officer sentenced in corruption probe

By the Associated Press | December 6, 2011 | 10:35 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Former Tulsa police officer Jeff Henderson has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for his part in a corruption scandal after an investigation uncovered evidence of illegal searches, stolen money and drugs, and lying under oath.

Henderson was the first of four officers to be sentenced in the case Tuesday.

He was convicted in August on eight counts, including perjury and twice violating the civil rights of citizens during an illegal search. A jury acquitted him on the 45 other charges.

He showed no emotion as U.S. District Judge Bruce Black pronounced the sentence.

Henderson will receive credit for time he's already served, putting him behind bars for about another 20 months.